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The upcoming March plantings report could arguably be the top agriculture reporting event for the year due to it providing meaningful indication of the years new crop acreage. In this report, Rich looks at inputs that could impact the report such as temperature and precipitation patterns, as well as historical volatility to build a an option strategy using New Crop Weekly options.
Rich Excell is an Instructor of Finance at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business and has over 30 years in the global financial industry serving in senior leadership roles. He recently retired as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Wolverine Asset Management in Chicago, where he ran a global equity long/short hedge fund portfolio. Before joining WAM, he was CIO/Partner at Satori Investment Partners and a Managing Director at UBS O’Connor.
Rich has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He’s been a CFA charter holder since 1999 and CMT charter holder since 2018. He is the host of the Investment Exchange Forum podcast which has been downloaded in over 80 countries.
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